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Army sniffer dog gallantry award

An Army sniffer dog who died of a seizure soon after his handler was killed in Afghanistan is to receive a posthumous award today for his gallantry and devotion. Theo died shortly after Lance Corporal Liam Tasker was shot dead in March 2011.

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Liam and Theo had 'inseparable' working partnership

According to colleagues Lance Corporal Tasker and Theo were inseparable. Their working partnership was also hugely successful.

Theo located 14 home-made bombs and hoards of weapons in just five months.

The figure is the most any arms and explosives search dog in Afghanistan has found to date.

The cortege for Lance Corporal Liam Tasker as it passed through Wootton Bassett during his repatriation in 2011 Credit: Press Association

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